I've started exploring several job listings for UX as I will be graduating in a year, but with with a bachelor's in IT. I've noticed that a lot of the companies are looking for candidates who majored in HCI or similar fields and some even have certain GPA requirements. How important is that aspect education for companies when hiring versus the experience?
I can't speak for most people, but I personally don't feel that my major defines who I am or what I will be doing with my career as I am a self-taught practitioner of UX. Any tips on how to make that more marketable?